2021-2022 Abilene Visitors Guide

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The proudest I can claim is thing that I am from

Abilene. Dwight D. Eisenhower | June 22, 1945



Where’s Abilene?

What’s Happening? January • Kansas Statehood Ball

March • Ida Stover Eisenhower Annual Quilt Show April • Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll • Eisenhower Marathon • Meadowlark Swap Meet May • Antique Fest • Holm Automotive’s Annual Free Car and Truck Show June • Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemoration


Lincoln 155 miles (2.75 hours) Salina 26 miles (26 minutes) Manhattan 58 miles (1 hour) Wichita 93 miles (1.5 hours) Kansas City 150 miles (2.25 hours) Gettysburg, PA 1150 miles (18 hours) Washington, D.C. 1208 miles (18.5 hours) St. Louis 398 miles (6 hours) Denver 454 miles (6.5 hours) Denison, TX 408 miles (6.25 hours) Dallas 454 miles (6.75 hours) Other “Ike” towns

July • Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration August • Central Kansas Free Fair and Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo • Vintage Base Ball Game September • Abilene Downtown Boutique Crawl • Chisholm Trail Days at Old Abilene Town • Oktoberfest

November • Annual Abilene Motorcycle Toy Run December • Homes for the Holidays Tour • Night of Christmas Magic • Holiday Lights Cruise

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October • Heritage Day Festival at Dickinson County Heritage Center • Tombstone Talks • Wild West Gravel Fest



Who Says Abilene Is


What’s the Local Scoop? 1. American flags You’ll notice American flags lining Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street from mid-March until after Veterans Day. Residents, businesses, visitors and fans donate toward the display. 2. Trains A cowtown at the end of the Chisholm Trail, Abilene shipped hundreds of thousands of cattle to markets via rail, and many trains still run through Abilene. You might be stopped while waiting on a train to pass, or hear whistles during your visit. See if you can tell the difference between a diesel and a steam engine whistle! 3. Parade The Central Kansas Free Fair parade is top-notch! Held the first Thursday in August, locals place their chairs out early in the morning to reserve their spots. 4. Church bells Abilene is home to many churches, and you may hear their bells playing beautiful music during your visit. 5. Christmas Tree Lane During the holidays, tiny cedar trees line N. Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street, placed there by the City of Abilene and decorated by residents. 6. Support We support our local athletes! You might notice sheets on Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street with witty sayings cheering on student-athletes. 7. Testing, testing Not to worry, but from April to October, you will probably hear tornado siren tests at noon on Tuesdays. 8. Dining Many restaurants are closed on Mondays, so call ahead. 9. Farmers Market The Abilene Farmers Market is open Memorial Day – October in the Lumber House True Value parking lot. 6 | AbileneKansas.org

These Guys! Best U.S. Small Town by TravelAwaits (2021)

#2 Best Historic Small Town by USA Today (2020)

Coolest Small Town in Kansas by Far and Wide (2020)

Most Beautiful Small Town in Kansas by House Beautiful magazine (2020) #8 Best Historic Small Town by USA Today (2019)

#1 True Western Town of the Year by TrueWest magazine (2018)

Best Weekend Getaway by KANSAS! magazine (2018)

Top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit by Smithsonian magazine (2017)

One of Abilene’s founders, Mrs. Elizabeth Hersey, named Abilene after opening her Bible to Luke 3:1 where she saw the word “Abilene,” meaning “city of the plains.” 7



Seelye Mansion 1105 N. Buckeye Ave Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-1084

seelyemansion.org Historic Seelye Mansion

Choose Your Own Adventure! Design your own tour, tailored to your interests. Look for the icons throughout this section, and visit abilenekansas.org/ plan-your-visit for more info!

Experience Art & Culture

Journey to the Old West

Live the American Story

Explore President Eisenhower’s Life and Legacy

Have an Adventure

Enjoy Family Fun and Learning


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Named an “8 Wonders of Kansas – Architecture,” the Seelye Mansion is like a time capsule. Most of the home’s furnishings were purchased at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. In fact, the furnishings cost more than the $55,000 that was spent building the 11,000 square foot home. The mansion features the original Edison light fixtures and Tiffany-style mantel. Frank Lloyd Wright suggested remodeling the interior in the 1920s. The home was featured on the History Channel’s Mysteries at the Mansion. Visitors even get to bowl on the 1905 Box Ball alley, which was purchased at the Chicago World’s Fair.

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Presidential Library & Museum 200 SE 4th St Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-6700 or (877) RING IKE eisenhowerlibrary.gov IkeLibrary

Visitors Center: Tickets Start your visit here for information, to purchase tickets and to watch the 23-minute orientation film. End your visit here for souvenir shopping.

Boyhood Home: Guided tours every 15 minutes; last tour starts at 4:30 p.m. The Eisenhowers lived in this house from 1898 until mother Ida died in 1946. The house is still on its original site and contains furniture and items left by Mrs. Eisenhower.

Statue: Photo op The 11-foot bronze statue of General Eisenhower stands in the center of the campus. Be sure to #StandLikeIke in your photo and tag us! @IkeLibrary #IkeLife

Library: Exhibits | Research | Photo op View temporary exhibits on the second-floor gallery or conduct research in the archives. The archives house over 26 million pages available to the public on everything from genealogy, essays, theses, book projects — you name it. An average year brings about 800 researchers with nearly 25% visiting from overseas.

Museum: Exhibits | Photo op Using Ike and Mamie’s own words, the all-new exhibits are complete with new technology and interactive components. Examine artifacts and stories from the archives to gain an

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understanding of how Ike’s experiences made him the perfect commander to lead the Allies to victory in Europe during WWII. Hear his words on everything from D-Day to world peace in the new mini-theaters. Learn about Mamie not only as First Lady, but as a friend, and discover why President Eisenhower became known as the “Champion of Peace.”

Pylons: Photo op Located on the east end of campus, this monument makes for a great selfie or group shot!

Place of Meditation: Burial site This is the final resting place of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, and their first-born son, Doud.

Learn about additional Ike-sites in Abilene at

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Abilene & Smoky Valley


200 SE Fifth St Abilene, KS 67410 Office: (785) 263-1077 or (888) 426-6687 Depot: (785) 263-0118 or (888) 426-6689

asvrr.org ASVRR1

Ride the rails on a 100-year-old steam engine,

enjoy an open-air ride or dine aboard one of the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad’s dinner trains. (For an added fee, you can ride in the cab of the steam locomotive!) The train departs Abilene eastbound for a 10.5-mile round trip through the Smoky Hill River Valley to the neighboring community of Enterprise. There, the train stops for riders to see the Hoffman Grist Mill, featuring a rebuilt working waterwheel that mills flour. Be sure to visit the Fred Schmidt Railroad Museum inside the railroad depot and enjoy the exhibits of memorabilia and model trains. 12 | AbileneKansas.org



Great Plains


215 N. Campbell St Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-4574 greatplainstheatre.com GreatPlainsTheatre

Dream big at GPT by experiencing live, professional theatre on I-70 between Denver and Kansas City. Through the years, GPT has developed a flourishing education program for regional youth members and continues to share exemplary, family-friendly main stage performances. As Abilene grows and evolves, so does Great Plains Theatre by adding diverse opportunities for entertainment and giving back to the community. Great Plains Theatre truly has something for everyone. The quality theatrical productions are bound to astound. You will be leaving the theatre with a song in your head, joy in your heart, and a smile on your face!

Abilene, Kansas was officially incorporated in 1869. Abilene, Texas was named after Abilene, Kansas in 1881. 14 | AbileneKansas.org

Greyhound Hall of Fame


407 S. Buckeye Ave Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-3000 or (800) 932-7881 Free Admission! greyhoundhalloffame.com GreyhoundHallofFameMuseum

Explore the exciting world of racing and learn about the greyhound dog breed at the Greyhound Capital of the World! The Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum is even named in Atlas Obscura’s “The Ultimate List of Wonderfully Specific Museums.” And bonus: You’ll be greeted by the resident greyhound Ginger!

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Abilene Town 200 SE 5th St Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 571-7441 Free Admission! oldabilenetown.org OldAbileneTown

See the new Chisholm Trail Museum and Interpretive Center in the Way Station at Old Abilene Town. Visitors can stroll the boardwalk, just as Wild Bill Hickok did during Abilene’s wild and woolly days. Get a taste of the Old West by drinking an ice-cold sarsaparilla and watching can-can dancers as they perform on stage and on the bar from the original Alamo Saloon. Gunfighters also stage mock shoot-outs during the summer travel season. Old Abilene Town also hosts Chisholm Trail Days during Labor Day weekend. Enjoy live cattle drives through Old Abilene Town, reenactors, country music performances and more! Be sure to check out the Great Western Cattle Co. building to see a complete re-creation of Abilene’s original Texas Street.

Abilene played a key role in the transport of cattle from Texas to U.S. markets. The Chisholm Trail was 1,000 miles long, ending in Abilene, Kansas, where the cattle were loaded on railcars and sent across the country. 16 | AbileneKansas.org

Jeffcoat Photography Studio


321 N. Broadway St Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-9882 Free Admission! JeffcoatStudio

The Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum features a unique look at the history of Abilene and Dickinson County, Kansas, through the photographic work of the Jeffcoat Photography Studio. Operating since 1921, the studio produced many fascinating views of the life, events and people of the local community. Much of the building is preserved to appear as a historic camera shop and studio still in operation. An assortment of cameras and rolls of film fill the museum’s display cases, and framed prints featuring the photographic work of the Jeffcoat Photography Studio line the walls. The museum features seasonal temporary photographic exhibits on a variety of historical topics, each highlighting the work of the Jeffcoat photographers.  17


C.W. Parker


412 S. Campbell St Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-2681 dickinsoncountyhistoricalsociety.com DKCoHistory

Named one of the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s “8 Wonders of Kansas - Customs,” Abilene’s C.W. Parker Carousel is the oldest operational Parker carousel known to exist.



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Built in 1901, the C.W. Parker Carousel was named a National Landmark in 1995.

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Dickinson County

Heritage Center 412 S. Campbell St Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-2681

dickinsoncountyhistoricalsociety.com DKCoHistory

Learn about Dickinson County’s famous former residents, from C.L. Brown — whose telephone company eventually became known as Sprint — to Abilene’s former Marshal Wild Bill Hickok to Joseph McCoy, who brought hundreds of thousands of cattle to Abilene in the 1860s, making the community a booming cowtown at the end of the Chisholm Trail. United Telephone Company grew to become Sprint, which is now T-Mobile. In 1922, C.L. Brown required employees to save 10% of their income for retirement.



Big Spur 1810 N. Buckeye Ave Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-1800

At 28 feet high, the big spur stands on its ends to form an arch and weighs a ton. It was built by Larry Houston in 2002 and was certified as the World’s Largest Spur by Guinness World Records until 2017.

Eisenhower Park and Rose Garden 500 Pine St Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-7266 EisenhowerParkandRoseGarden

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Abilene City Park Historic District is home to the Eisenhower Park and Rose Garden, stadium, municipal pool and playground and the Central Kansas Free Fair. In 1952, General Dwight D. Eisenhower announced his run for the presidency from the stadium.

Little Ike Park 324 N. Spruce St Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-7266

See a statue of a young Eisenhower in Little Ike Park.

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Russell Stover 1993 Caramel Blvd Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-0463 russellstover.com/store-109 RussellStoverUS Complete assortment of Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s products including sugar-free and Weight Watchers candies by Whitman’s. Be sure to check out the “back room” for added discounts!

Historic Sites

Pick up a copy of the Heritage Homes Association’s “Little Town of Mansions” brochure at the Abilene CVB or Dickinson County Heritage Center to learn more about Abilene’s historic properties. Also, watch for brown “Historic District” sign toppers in neighborhoods around the city. Learn more about Abilene’s history at AbileneKansas.org/history.

The Abilene Cemetery is the burial location for many notable people including David and Ida Eisenhower, Marshal Thomas “Bear River” Smith, rodeo legend Gerald Roberts, and White House press secretary to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Marlin Fitzwater. 21



Abilene Mural | Former Abilene Reflector Chronicle building (east side of building), 303 N. Broadway St. American Bison Stamp Mural | Unoccupied building (west side of building), 203 N. Cedar St. Angel Wings Mural | Aksent Boutique (east side of building), 309 N. Buckeye Ave. Cedar House Greenhouse Mural | West side of building, 307 NE 14th St. Dwight D. Eisenhower Mural | Meysenburg’s Liquor Store (south side of building), 405 N. Buckeye Ave. “I Like Ike” Murals | Arts Council of Dickinson County, Sunflower Building (east side of building), 409 NW 3rd St. Interactive “Harmon” Mural | South side of KABI Radio Station, 200 N. Broadway Ave. Longhorn Mural | Abilene Middle School (north side of building), 500 NW 14th St. Sunflower Stamp Mural | Tossed N Sauced (south side), 306 NW 3rd St. Train Mural | Abilene Printing Co. Inc (west side of building), 207 NE 3rd St. Wild Bill Hickok Mural | Dave’s Guns (south side of building), 201 N. Buckeye Ave.

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Picnic Spots

Eisenhower Park & Rose Garden | 500 Pine St. Little Ike Park | 324 N. Spruce St. Bicentennial Park | 1501 N. Mulberry St. Brown Memorial Park | 1935 Lane

Check out the waterfall at Brown Memorial Park! Visit AbileneKansas.org/ waterfall for detailed directions. The park also has a large disc golf course.


The Abilene Cowboy | Abilene High School, 1300 N. Cedar St. Benjamin Franklin | Abilene Public Library (Carnegie Library), 209 NW 4th St. General Eisenhower | Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, 200 SE 4th St. Little Ike | Little Ike Park, 324 N. Spruce St.




Abilene Nutrition A friendly place

where you can get a delicious meal replacement shake and an energizing tea. Stop in today to try one of many flavors!

302 N. Cedar St (785) 280-2180 | Amanda’s Bakery & Bistro Enjoy

homemade bistro items, pastries, espresso and specialty teas. Gift shop. Open for breakfast and lunch.

302 N. Broadway St (785) 200-6622 | Donut Palace Enjoy tasty donuts,

biscuits and gravy, and sausage rolls made fresh daily.

1406 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-3489 Genny’s 2.0 Featuring famous melt-

in-your-mouth cinnamon rolls, cookies and other sweet treats!

318 N. Broadway St (785) 263-7377 Hitching Post Grill, Saloon & Steakhouse Located in Old Abilene

Town. Homemade food and handcut steaks. Open for breakfast and lunch. Dinner available on Friday and Saturday. Full bar.

100 SE 5th St (785) 263-1868 | Ike’s Place Bar & Grill Ike’s

provides a very casual, family-oriented atmosphere while still capturing that sports bar feel. Enjoy the Eisenhower photos throughout the restaurant as you dine.

100 NW 14th St (785) 200-6278 | Joe Snuffy’s Old Fashioned Grill

A local favorite! Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast or lunch, Joe Snuffy’s has the comfort food you crave.

209 W. 1st St (785) 263-7802 |

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La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant A finalist in KANSAS! Magazine’s Best Local Eats contest. Enjoy Mexican cuisine and a variety of margaritas and beers.

301 N. Broadway St (785) 263-1470 | In 1965, President Eisenhower came face to face with a long-honored tradition at Lena’s (Mr. K’s former name). While dining, he also watched a World’s Series game with friends and received an early 75th-birthday paddling from Lena by way of one of her trademark paddles, later signed and hung on a wall for you to see when you visit!

M&R Grill A family friendly bar and

grill with a large menu including burgers, steaks and salads. Patio and bar seating available. Locally owned.

1720 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-9819 | Midwest Snow Cones and Creamery Offering southern-style snow cones and house-made ice cream, this is the perfect stop on a warm day!

403 NW 3rd St (785) 280-9059 | Mr. K’s Farmhouse Historic

restaurant in Abilene Kansas. Serving lunch and dinner.

407 S. Van Buren St (785) 263-7995 | Ortus Café & Gallery As featured in

KANSAS! Magazine, Ortus Café offers a variety of sweet and savory crepes, as well as coffee and espresso.

118 NW 2nd St (785) 289-2274 | Russell Stover Chocolates Check out their great selection of ice cream and sundaes!

1993 Caramel Blvd (785) 263-0463 | Sips Espresso Bar Lattes, mochas, freshly brewed coffee, smoothies, breakfast and lunch. Make sure to check out our dog park.

2309 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-7221 |



Taco Grande A local favorite featuring fresh, fast food Mexican cuisine.

200 S. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-3939 | Tornado Alley Grill and Bar

A family fun center with bowling, pool tables, and a full-service bar and restaurant featuring incredible barbecue, steaks, salads, appetizers and more!

2209 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 200-6225 | Tossed n Sauced Pizza Fun and

friendly spot offering pizza, pasta, wings and beer! A staple in downtown Abilene for more than 30 years!

306 NW 3rd St (785) 263-2121 | West’s Plaza Country Mart Deli Deli takeout, fried chicken, sides and more!

1900 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-2285 |

Arby’s 2200 N. Buckeye Ave, (785) 263-3511 Burger King 2100 N. Buckeye Ave, (785) 340-8991 Casey’s General Store Pizza & Subs 201 S. Buckeye Ave, (785) 263-1162 Hardee’s 2232 Fair Rd, (785) 263-3482 McDonald’s 2103 N. Buckeye Ave, (785) 263-1722 Pizza Hut 1705 N. Buckeye Ave, (785) 263-7777 Sonic Drive-In 1311 N. Buckeye Ave, (785) 263-3899 Subway 2201 N. Buckeye Ave, (785) 263-1222

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Abilene Downtown Antique Mall/ Mud Creek Antiques Over 7,500 sq ft of shopping. Great dealers and a great selection of merchandise. Primitives, furniture, glassware, signs, etc.

313 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-2782 | Aksent Boutique Online retailer

with downtown storefront featuring clothing for women small to plus size, handmade custom and costume jewelry, handbags and many Aksents for everyone’s unique style!

309 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-3213 | Amanda’s Bakery & Bistro Shop

Mayme’s Cottage Gift shop for specialty teas and unique gifts.

302 N. Broadway St (785) 200-6222 | Buckeye Antiques Mall Antique

mall full of unique finds and one-of-a kind treasures.

310 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-7696 Cedar House Greenhouse A

nonprofit greenhouse offering unusual plants including bananas and edible figs, ornamentals, and a huge selection of succulents and thousands of vegetable plants.

307 NE 14th Street (785) 200-6363 | C’est La Vie, Things to Fall in Love with Home decor, gifts, furniture, antiques, vintage, art, stationery and things to fall in love with.

109 NW 3rd St (785) 200-6337 | Countrypolitan Elegance with style

at this antiques, home, and garden emporium. Enjoy a wide selection of architectural and country furnishings to reflect your personal style.

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Cypress Bridge Candle Co Located in historic downtown Abilene featuring hand-poured candles. We also carry an extensive line of home decor and gifts!

110 NW 3rd St (785) 263-1963 | E Squared Boutique Located inside the Hair Emporium featuring women’s clothing sizes small-3x, shoes, purses and jewelry.

106 NW 3rd St (785) 263-3132 | Gina’s Hairtiques, The Gift Parlor and Whatever A collection of over 100 gifts and greeting cards for everyone on your list. Featuring old-fashioned candy, handmade soaps and lotions, and other gifts and home decor.

318 N. Broadway St (785) 263-7377 | Lumber House True Value More than a hardware store, also features clothes, home decor and gifts.

1903 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-1532 | Material Girls Quilt Shop A

destination quilt store featuring quality fabrics, pre-cuts, kits and more!

306 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-7787 | Ortus Café and Gallery Featuring unique handcrafted jewelry, scarves, paintings and prints from Kansas artists.

118 NW 2nd St (785) 289-2274 | Pioneer Farm & Ranch Supply Inc. Family-owned, featuring seasonal supplies and hardware needs. Be sure to also check out their selection of clothing and toys.

427 NE 14th St (785) 263-7163 |

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Reese Jewelry Old-fashioned jewelry and watch store also offering jewelry, watch and clock repair, as well as custom orders.

314 N. Broadway St (785) 263-2749 RHV Do It Best Hardware A

125-year-old hardware store! RHV is the oldest hardware store between Denver and Kansas City. Ask our friendly sales associates about the meaning of RHV!

305 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-1951 | Rittel’s Western Wear All your

western needs for all ages and styles. Home decor, hats, boots, accessories and tack. Ariat, Justin, Dan Post, Cowgirl Tuff, Cruel Girl and many more!

1810 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-1800 | Rivendell Bookstore Locally owned,

independent bookstore with new and used books, gifts, puzzles, toys and more.

212 N. Broadway St (785) 263-9930 | Russell Stover Chocolates

Complete assortment of Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s products, including sugar-free and Weight Watchers by Whitman’s.

1993 Caramel Blvd (785) 263-0463 | SK Designs, Inc. Your complete

flooring, window covering and interior design shop.

314 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-1423 | The Dusty Hinge Mercantile

Located inside Bombshell Salon + Beauty, featuring the latest tees, cardigans, hats, jewelry and more!

304 N. Broadway St (785) 200-6979 |



The Flower Box Family-owned flower shop a few blocks north of downtown Abilene, offering a variety of candles, gifts and home decor items.

421 N. Spruce St (785) 263-2828 |

Forgot your toothbrush? Zey’s Market, West’s Plaza Country Mart, Dollar General and Family Dollar, or one of Abilene’s pharmacies can help!

The Other Jones Store New and

gently used one-stop clothing store for the whole family!

310 N. Broadway St (785) 263-3883 | The Shivering Sheep A full-service

knitting, crochet, spinning, yarn supply and gift shop.

308 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 263-7501 | Twiggstones Lapidary and Jewelry Featuring fossils, geodes,

rocks and jewelry. Choose from a premade piece or create your own by picking your own stone and setting.

115 NW 3rd St (785) 280-0657 | Yesterday’s Rose Antique Mall

With 8,000 sq ft, Yesterday’s Rose is home to more than 70 vendors featuring furniture, collectibles, Fiesta dishes, jewelry and more!

101 NE 21st St (785) 263-4076 |

Marshal Wild Bill Hickok was Abilene’s most famous marshal. He left town after accidentally shooting a friend, settling in Deadwood, South Dakota, where he was killed. 30 | AbileneKansas.org


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites This award-winning hotel offers an indoor pool, a business center with free Wi-Fi and a hot, deluxe breakfast bar. Enjoy dinner at local, historic restaurants.

110 E. Lafayette Ave (785) 263-4049 Abilene’s Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast, Tea Room & Gift Shop Relax in parlors or on the large

porch. Next to Eisenhower Park and within walking distance of Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and other Abilene attractions.

820 NW 3rd St (785) 263-7774 Engle House The Engle House is a

newly renovated bed and breakfast. It is one of the few Mission Arts and Crafts homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

102 Highland Dr (785) 479-3749 Super 8 by Wyndham A

complimentary continental breakfast is included. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in and express check-out. Pets welcomed!

2207 N. Buckeye Ave (785) 200-8850 Budget Lodge Inn Pets allowed.

Restaurant on-site. Wireless internet.

116 NW 14th St (785) 263-3600 Diamond Motel Breakfast included. Pets allowed. Wireless internet.

1407 NW 3rd St (785) 263-2360

Abilene is also home to a variety of Airbnbs. Visit airbnb.com/abilene-ks/stays to learn more. Bringing your RV? RV hookups are available at Abilene’s Covered Wagon RV Resort, Flatland RV Park or Central Kansas Free Fair grounds. 31



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Eisenhower Statue


Dickinson County Heritage Center / C.W. Parker Carousel



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Eisenhower Park & Rose Garden 500 Pine St


Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum 200 SE 4th St

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Historic Seelye Mansion 1105 N. Buckeye Ave 324 N. Spruce St


Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau

Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad / Schmidt Railroad Museum 200 SE 5th St

Old Abilene Town /

10 Chisholm Trail & Smoky Hill Trail Center

Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum

200 SE 5th St

Great Plains Theatre

Dickinson County Heritage Center / C.W. Parker Carousel

215 N. Campbell St

412 S. Campbell St

321 N. Broadway St


Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum 407 S. Buckeye Ave

Little Ike Park

Visit our Travel Information Center or digital kiosk 201 NW 2nd





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